Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong delivers the closing remarks at the 9th session of the 12th Party Central Committee on December 26 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The interests of the country, the people and the Party must be placed above all, and honour is the noblest asset for each cadre and Party member, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong told the Party Central Committee’s 9th session.

In his closing remarks at the session on December 26, the Party leader urged each Party Central Committee member as well as each cadre and Party member regularly conduct self-assessment so as to avoid making the mistakes that cause loss to the Party, country and people, citing the lesson from the case of Tat Thanh Cang, the latest in a series of senior officials punished for wrongdoings.

The 9th plenum of the 12th Party Central Committee had decided to dismiss Cang from the post of member of the 12th CPV Central Committee, permanent Vice Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, member of the Standing Board of the municipal Party Committee for the 2015-2020 tenure for his very serious shortcomings and wrongdoings.

Within nearly three years since the beginning of the CPV’s 12th tenure, over 60 officials under the management of the CPV Central Committee have been disciplined, including five incumbent members of the CPV Central Committee, with three of them expelled from the body.

 “It is heartbreaking, but we had to do it, and will continue to do it in the time to come for the sake of the Party’s strict and clear discipline, the rule of law, the strength and prestige of the Party and the aspiration of the people,” General Secretary and President Trong said.

At the 9th session, the CPV Central Committee affirmed that the Politburo and Secretariat are united collectives that stay consistent with Party goals and ideology, Marxism and Leninism, and Ho Chi Minh ideology.

They lauded the Politburo and Secretariat for conducting criticism and self-criticism and straightforwardly admitting existing shortcomings.

The committee asked the Politburo and Secretariat to acquire its feedback, thereby taking drastic and concerted measures to fulfill tasks for the coming years, especially the nine key tasks for 2019.

The committee also approved with high consensus the Politburo’s report on the outcomes of the vote of confidence on the Politburo and the CPV Central Committee Secretariat members.

Party leader Trong said each Politburo and Secretariat member should consider the vote of confidence a good chance to review themselves, make good use of their own strengths and fix shortcomings to accomplish assigned tasks, deserving the trust and expectations of the CPVCC, the entire Party and people.

The ninth session of the 12th CPV Central Committee took place on December 25 and 26. During the session, members of the Party Central Committee discussed the personnel planning of the CPV Central Committee for the 2021-2026 tenure, and conducted a vote of confidence on members of the Party Central Committee’s Politburo and Secretariat.

They gave comments on a review report on the leadership and instruction of the Politburo and Secretariat in 2018.

The Committee also decided disciplinary measures against officials with wrongdoings.-VNA